Dogs are more expensive to insure than many cars, according to comparisons made by AA Insurance.
Incredibly, if you’ve got yourself a great dane, you can expect to pay more than twice as much for insurance as for a BMW X5. A steep £1,138.80 for the pup plays £474,78 for the German SUV.
Even Her Majesty the Queen could be buckling under the weight of insurance costs. A corgi costs £483 to insure, though you can times that by 30 for the number she’s owned over the years. Compare that to the £636 it’ll cost to insure a royal Land Rover Discovery.
So what about the most popular dogs versus one of the most popular cars? Well, it’ll cost £216 to insure a Ford Fiesta, otherwise known as the UK’s best-selling car so far in 2019. Compare that, if you will, to the chihuahua – the UK’s second most popular dog breed in 2018. That’ll set you back £336 for a year’s worth of insurance.
The cars’ figures were based on their being one year old and belonging to a 38-year-old with a protected no claims bonus. The dogs’ figures were based on the AA’s Gold Plus cover for a one-year-old dog.
So, there you have it. When it comes to samoyed versus Sportage or rhodesian ridgeback versus RAV4, you’d best have your pockets lined to insure your pup.
The ridgeback’s £706 figure is well over twice as much as the £289 for a Toyota RAV4. The samoyed is only £386 – £21 more than the £365 for a Kia Sportage.